Eli Simpson

2020 JUDGE

Role / Organisation

Assistant Principal – Learning
O’Connor Catholic College

Location

NSW
Australia

Short Bio

Over the past nine years, Eli has taught both senior and junior classes to appreciate and value film as an enriching and engaging textual form. She holds a Master of Letters (Literature), in which she explored the representation of female sexuality in contemporary literature. As a passionate advocate for the exploration of film in the English classroom, Eli has since been a leading voice in pedagogical innovation, citing the power of cinema to capture students’ imaginations while also having the potential to subvert their expectations.